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By Srikanth Vijayaraghavan

ISBN-10: 0387260498

ISBN-13: 9780387260495

SystemVerilog language involves 3 very particular parts of constructs - layout, assertions and testbench. Assertions upload a complete new measurement to the ASIC verification procedure. Assertions supply a greater option to do verification proactively. normally, engineers are used to writing verilog attempt benches that support simulate their layout. Verilog is a procedural language and is particularly restricted in functions to address the complicated Asic's outfitted at the present time. SystemVerilog assertions (SVA) are a declarative and temporal language that gives very good keep watch over over the years and parallelism. this offers the designers a really powerful device to unravel their verification difficulties. whereas the language is equipped stable, the pondering is particularly diverse from the user's viewpoint in comparison to plain verilog language. the concept that remains to be very new and there's no longer sufficient services within the box to undertake this system and be triumphant. whereas the language has been outlined rather well, there is not any useful consultant that indicates how you can use the language to unravel actual verification difficulties. This booklet would be the functional advisor that might aid humans to appreciate this new technique.

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Stepl: create boolean expressions Step2: create sequence expressions Step3: create property I Step4: assert property Figure 1-5. 6 A simple sequence Sequence si checks that the signal "a" is high on every positive edge of the clock. If signal "a" is not high on any positive clock edge, the assertion will fail. " sequence si; ©(posedge elk) a; endsequence Figure 1-6 shows a sample waveform for signal "a" and how sequence si responds to this signal during simulation. Signal "a" goes to zero on the 1.

Sequence s 3 _ l i b _ i n s t l ; S3_lib{reql, req2); 1. Introduction to SVA 19 endsequence Some of the common properties that are normally present in designs can be developed as a library and re-used. For example, one-hot state machine checks, parity checks, etc. are good candidates for a checker library. 10 Sequences with timing relationsliip Simple boolean expressions are checked on every clock edge. In other words, they are simple combinational checks. A lot of times, we are interested in checking events that take several clock cycles to complete.

In each time slot, many events are scheduled to happen. This list of events follows the algorithm specified by the standard. By following this algorithm, the simulators can avoid any inconsistencies in the interactions between the design and testbench. There are three regions that are involved in the evaluation and execution of the assertions. Preponed - Values are sampled for the assertion variables in this region. In this region, a net or variable cannot change its state. This allows the sampling of the most stable value at the beginning of the time slot.

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